A good night’s sleep is essential for getting the most enjoyment out of your time in the outdoors. Here are a few tips that will help you get the best night’s sleep possible, wake up feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to start a new day.

You’ll want to begin choosing the best campsite possible. Preferably one that offers protection from the elements, has a flat level area large enough to pitch your tent, and smooth ground free from any obstructions or debris. When setting up your tent or shelter, make sure to do so as securely as possible. This will ensure that it offers the protection you need throughout the entire night. A good sleep system is vital for a great night’s sleep.

This includes a comfortable sleeping pad, which provides enough cushioning for you, as well as a sleeping bag that’s rated for the temperatures that you’re likely to encounter. If you have trouble falling asleep, natural sleep aids, like sleepy time tea, can work wonders. They not only warm you, but help you drift off to dreamland as well. Which leads us right to our next tip: and that is, refrain from drinking too much of that tea, as well as any other beverages and make sure to take care of any business you have prior to crawling into your sleeping bag. This will eliminate those 3 am wake-up calls. Before crawling into that nice, inviting, sleeping bag, make sure to change into a dry, clean, set of dedicated sleeping clothes.

These will keep you dry and warm throughout the night If you tend to sleep on the lighter side, consider bringing along a set of earplugs or even your MP3 player to help drown out those night noises that may keep you awake. Above all, remember to embrace the whole experience. Check out those beautiful stars, feel the warm coziness of being inside that sleeping bag, and breathe in the fresh, crisp, mountain air. Well, I hope these simple tips help you get the best night’s sleep on your next outdoor adventure.